Georjean Adams

Challenges: Recycling PET Bottles

Discussion created by Georjean Adams on Sep 22, 2011
Latest reply on Nov 21, 2011 by Georjean Adams

Check out the C&EN article on the Denver symposium on "PET Recycling: Bridging the Gaps through Innovation."  Remaining challenges exist to develop better non-yellowing additives, adhesives that release labels easily and detection methods for sorting plastic waste streams.  Recycling PET makes sense from a Life Cycle Analysis, but you can make it even better. And put those bottles in the recycle bin!